It’s 2017 and Pay Gaps Exist

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Are flexible working hours the solution? New research suggests offering flexible hours to all job applicants could increase job opportunities for disabled people. The research suggests it could also help combat pay differences. The research has been carried out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). It looks at the disability pay gap in […]

Disabled Woman’s Having Sex & Wants You To Know

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It took a long, awkward conversation with her family for Emily Yates to get her head around sex. Emily is a travel writer, presenter, businesswoman, and wheelchair user from Glasgow. “If you’re disabled it’s very likely that many of the adults in your life might never consider you as a sexual being, so all the […]

Making Music Accessible – ALF Drum Studios

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Andy Lawrence Franklin of ALF Drum Studios in Braintree is embarking on an exciting initiative for teaching people with disabilities how to play drums. The idea came from seeing fellow drummer Rick Allen of Def Leppard, who lost his left arm in a car crash in ’85 when the band were at their peak. His […]

Blood and Platelet Doning

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Dancing Giraffe has always supported and encouraged Blood and Platelet Doning. We interviewed the Chief Executive, Susan Pattrick during National Blood Week (19th – 25th June) to find out what she has been doing to support the service. Blood Groups There are four main types of blood groups. These are O, A, B and AB […]

Basildon Sporting Village recognised as Assisted Facility

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Following recent improvements, Basildon Sporting Village has now been recognised as an ‘Assisted Facility’ by the Changing Places consortium. As well as renovating an existing toilet, there have also been additional new facilities installed and access improved throughout the leisure centre. These improvements were made possible following a major investment from Essex County Council, whose […]

Increase In Number of Disabled MPs

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Two new disabled MPs have been elected to Parliament following last Thursday’s election, bringing the total to five. The new MPs, both Labour, are Marsha De Cordova, who is registered blind, and Jared O’Mara, who has cerebral palsy. They join three other disabled MPs who kept their seats: Robert Halfon and Paul Maynard, who also […]

General Election 2017: Casting your vote

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The General Election should provide all people of the United Kingdom with the opportunity to exercise their democratic right to vote. However, with some polling stations proving to be difficult to access in the past, it is perfectly understandable that some may be feeling apprehensive about casting their vote on Thursday. For those who may […]